Emma Rich

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London NW10 & NW6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How I work

Psychotherapy is a relational journey in which client and therapist work together to foster insight and understanding, to ease suffering and to recover a life of meaning, authenticity and connection. Held within the safe, sacred space of the therapeutic relationship the work unfolds over time as we attend to the deep questions of heart and soul. Through this process we invite the possibility of healing and of a person discovering the truth of who they are and how they want to live.

As an Integrative psychotherapist I draw from different theoretical approaches according to the needs and sensibilities of my clients, creating a unique therapeutic relationship with each individual human being that seeks my assistance.

I offer individual psychotherapy. This usually takes the form of weekly or twice weekly sessions of 50 minutes in my consulting room.

While undertaking psychotherapy is a commitment the length of time involved is individual therefore the work maybe short or long term according to your needs.

Areas of Specialisation

I specialise in areas of emotional and psychological issues such as childhood trauma, depression, addiction, anxiety, emotional crisis, shame and loneliness.

Relationship issues such as love, co-depedence, sex and sexuality.

Existential issues such as lack of meaning, purpose, death, faith and spirituality.

Performance issues such as managing creativity, coping with fame and sports psychology.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and accredited Integrative psychotherapist and I have been professionally involved in the healing arts for over 20 years. My psychotherapy training took place at Regents University in London. I have also trained with Cruse Bereavement and in Shadow Work facilitation. My background lies in yoga, meditation and body work, having graduated with distinction from the East West Centre.

My teachers and principle influences are James Hollis, Petruska Clarkson, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Robert Moore, D.W. Winnicott, Irvin Yallom and Marion Woodman. I am also profoundly interested in our relationship with nature and lead initiatory rites of passage on the land, drawing from the rivers of indigenous wisdom, perennial philosophy, myth and story, ritual process and wilderness living.

I believe it is vital for practitioners to continue their own psychotherapeutic work and ongoing professional development. I engage in weekly psychotherapy myself as well as weekly supervision. I also regularly attend further training's. I am an accredited member of the 'United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy' (U.K.C.P.) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (B.A.C.P.)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Survivors

Langler Road, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 5TL

Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)